Friday, December 12, 2008

What Can You Do.....

to help emergency responders in a bad weather situation???


CRESA Emergency Management just participated in a briefing with the National Weather Service and there are a myriad of watches and warnings posted for the next few days.

When the weather gets hairy, the fewer drivers on the road, the easier life is for your emergency responders who are trying to respond as quickly as possible. So, plan ahead over the next 24 hours and prepare yourself and your family for some indoor activities.

And, if the weather forecasts all come true, please consider whether venturing out onto the roads is absolutely necessary. Your decision to stay home could be life-saving.

If you do need to be driving in the bad weather, take these precautions in the next 24 hours:
  • Fill up your gas tank
  • Carry chains inside your vehicle or have your snow tires on
  • Ensure that you are able to stay warm in your vehicle without the use of the engine
  • Travel with some food & water in your vehicle

Stay safe this weekend and out of harm's way!

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